Category Archives: Adult Services

LGBTQ+ Book Club – July

LGBTQ+ Book Club for July


The PCPL LGBTQ+ Book Club will be reading "Fun House" by Alison Bechdel for the July meeting. The library has copies of the book available for checkout and for $1 at the reference desk. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Sarah Myers at

LibrarYoga in June

LibrarYoga June


Thursdays at 5:30 PM

FREE LibrarYoga sessions are led by certified yoga instructors and are for all levels of students. Participants should wear comfy, stretchy clothes. Yoga mats, blocks, and straps are available for your use.

Ancient Practices for Modern Healing

Ancient Practices for Modern Healing


Join Marian Patience Harvey, RN/BSN Health Educator, for a new series, Ancient Practices for Modern Healing, as part of the Putnam County Public Library’s Build a Better World Summer Reading Program. Whether facing health challenges or struggling with challenging times, this series will teach practices that promote healing power from within and optimal health for you or your loved ones.

The series will be held at the library every Wednesday from 5:00 - 6:30 pm starting June 7 and ending July 26, 2017 (with the exception of July 21). Each week will cover a new topic, and community members are welcome to attend as many of the sessions as they wish.

  • June  7, 2017 - Introduction to Ancient Techniques. The first session will introduce you to the basic concepts of the series,  including Ayurved, Healing Touch, Reiki and Vibrational Medicine.  You’ll learn Self-pulse/Body Type diagnosis, breathing, meditation, and energy-based self-healing techniques which will be reviewed and practiced during each successive session.
  • June 14, 2017 - Practice of AyurVed in Daily Life. This session will teach you how to incorporate basics of AyurVed/Healing practices into a modern day seasonal routine.
  • June 28, 2017 - AyurVed Principles for Health and Ideal Body Weight. In this session, you’ll learn the basic principles concerning nutrition, strong digestion, and maintaining optimal body weight with use of food as medicine.
  • July  5, 2017 - Energy Healing. This session will cover the healing techniques of Therapeutic Healing Touch and Reiki.
  • July 12, 2107 - Vibrational Medicine. In this session you’ll see a presentation and experience the use of sound such as chanting, singing, laughter, and mantras for healing.
  • July 19, 2017 - Meditation as Medicine. This session will introduce you to a variety of meditative practices for daily practice.
  • July 26, 2017 - Transitional Healing. In this session, you’ll focus on letting go, surviving change, end-of-life challenges, and "deathing" techniques.

Join PCPL and Marian Patience Harvey and Build a Better You through natural health!



Join PCPL and Jo MacPhail in collaboration with the Creative Change Project of Indianapolis for four plarning sessions in June. Plarning is the process of crocheting plastic bags into mats for the homeless. Feel free to attend one or all of the sessions, as you are able.

June 5th at 6:00 PM and June 12th at 4:30 PM

In these sessions we'll be transforming the plastic bags into "yarn". Please bring a sharp scissors, and if you have them, a rotary cutter and mat.

June 19th at 6:00 PM and June 26th at 4:00 PM

In these sessions we'll be "crocheting" the plastic yarn in to mats. No experience is necessary, but some crochet knowledge may be helpful.